Cabriole/BB&T Square

Intersection of Summers and Lee Street

The sculpture Cabriole is located at the entrance to the BB&T building. Cabriole is made from cast bronze and depicts three male dancers who are engaged in a dance step known as the “cabriole” (a type of leap into the air). The sculpture was dedicated in 1981. It is about 8 feet high and 14 feet wide; each figure weighs about 600 pounds. The sculptor, Jimilu Mason of Arlington, VA., referred to the work as her “grandest project ever.” It is said that she took three years to complete it.